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  • Smith, China in Convulsion (2 vols., Edinburgh, 1902).
  • These and other less well marked changes, say some critics, are signs of a racial convulsion not long after 2000 B.C. An old race was conquered by a new, even if, in matters of civilization, the former capta victorem cepit.
  • The great convulsion of the Revolution was drawing to a close, and everything was in an unsettled condition.
  • Since this great convulsion, which emptied the crater, Vesuvius is never again relapsed into a condition of total quiescence.
  • William Gilpin, who is so admirable in all that relates to landscapes, and usually so correct, standing at the head of Loch Fyne, in Scotland, which he describes as "a bay of salt water, sixty or seventy fathoms deep, four miles in breadth," and about fifty miles long, surrounded by mountains, observes, "If we could have seen it immediately after the diluvian crash, or whatever convulsion of nature occasioned it, before the waters gushed in, what a horrid chasm must it have appeared!

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